TC's inside IP - Winter 2013: Patent Troll Legislation Takes Another Step Forward: But Will It – or Should It – Matter?

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On December 5, the U.S. House of Representatives approved House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s Innovation Act. This follow-up to the America Invents Act is the first of several Congressional bills targeting so-called “patent trolls.”

Though touted as a needed force of change, the bill, as approved by the House of Representatives, lacks any real change of note. Thus, while almost everyone (Democrats, Republicans, the White House, major businesses, etc.) agrees that patent assertion entity litigation is a problem, not all agree that legislation is the best way to fix the problem, or that this bill in particular will do the job.

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Topics:  America Invents Act, Innovation Act, Patent Reform, Patent Trolls, Patents

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, General Business Updates, Intellectual Property Updates

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